Term:QUANTITATIVE EASING

The policy of major Western countries to increase their money supply to stimulate growth as part of their monetary policy. Quantitative easing is the modern equivalent of printing money and injecting it into the economy through a bond-buying program. Since the 2008 sub-prime crisis, the major economies of the world have not only dropped interest rates to record low levels, but also massively increased their money supplies in a desperate effort to generate growth.

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